Bridging Health and Social Care
Over 300 million people globally, are affected by approximately 7,000 rare diseases. Though rare, these diseases should not be seen as less important or irrelevant because millions are suffering from them. Besides, one goal of the Sustainable Development Goals is to ensure no one is left behind – even those suffering from rare diseases.
One of the major challenges in dealing with rare diseases is the limited knowledge available about these diseases which makes it difficult to diagnose them and treat them, and therefore, more resources need to be put into their research. To find out more about the challenges that are faced in dealing with rare diseases and the developments that have been made, click the link here.
Living with a rare disease is no easy task because those who suffer from rare diseases have to live with them all their lives, not to mention how these diseases interfere with their everyday lives. The aim of the Rare Disease Day that takes place on the 28th of February every year, is to raise awareness on these diseases and their impact on the lives of those living with them, to the general public and decision makers.
This year’s theme – “Bridging Health and Care” – focuses on bridging the gaps between the medical, social and support services for people with rare diseases and their families or caregivers, worldwide. It aims at helping these groups of people to better handle the challenges they go through daily.
We at International Medical Treatment Ltd (IMT) understand how frustrating it can be for the parents or caregivers of those living with rare diseases to find the right treatment that can help improve their lives. That is why we can assist you to get a hospital that has advanced technologies that can be used in the diagnosis of rare diseases.
These hospitals include:
1. The Bumrungrad International Hospital
This world class hospital, located in Bangkok, Thailand, has been ranked as the 9th best hospital in the world and has won “Hospital of the Year in Thailand” title in 2017 and 2018 according to the Global Health and Travel Awards. Bumrungrad has the latest state-of-the-art technology in both diagnostic and treatment procedures making it a go-to medical tourism destination for over 500,000 international patients with over 160,000 of them being from Africa and the Middle East.
The hospital has over 35 specialty centres with highly experienced specialists who are able to deal with a range of medical conditions even the most complex medical problems.
2. Apollo Hospital
With over 50 specialties, Apollo Hospital, India, has the highest number of JCI accreditations by any hospital group outside the USA. The hospital group is a leading healthcare provider with over 60 hospitals, of which IMT partners with the top 6 in Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai, to ensure that patients from across Africa and the Middle East get high quality healthcare services. As compared to our other partner hospitals, Apollo Hospital offers its medical services at a more affordable price treating patients from over 55 countries around the world. With over 7,000 specialists, the hospitals carry out over 26,000 liver transplants and 10,000 neurosurgeries, every year.
3. NMC Hospital
Being the leading hospital group in the UAE and the largest fertility service provider in the World, NMC hospital provides personalized care and state-of-the-art medical care for patients from all over the world including from Africa. The hospital has been in existence for over 43 years and manages over 135 healthcare facilities making it the largest hospital group in the Middle East. The hospital has over 36 clinical specialties and is therefore able to deal with a variety of medical conditions.
4. American Hospital
Also in the UAE, American Hospital Dubai offers an American standard of healthcare to local and international patients. It is a world class multi-specialty hospital with the latest technology and leading specialists providing patients with the highest standard of medical treatment. It was the first hospital in the Middle East to become part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network which brings together organizations that are committed to improving healthcare delivery through high quality, data driven and evidence-based medical care. The hospital is also a great choice for patients who are concerned about their comfort during their treatment.
5. Acibadem Hospital
This hospital group in Turkey is one of the leading private healthcare service providers in Turkey and the second largest healthcare chain in the world. It offers exceptional medical treatment to all its patients including international patients. The hospital group is JCI accredited with over 11,000 medical personnel who offer a multi-disciplinary approach in the treatment of a wide range of medical conditions including complex conditions. Its orthopaedic and traumatology centres are known for their excellence in advanced surgeries.
6. Gleneagles Global Hospital India
This is another leading hospital group in India owned by HH Healthcare which is a leading international provider of premium integrated healthcare services in Malaysia, Singapore, India and Turkey. It offers high quality medical services in a wide range of specialities. The hospital is considered a pioneer in heart, kidney, lung and liver transplants, being the first in the world to perform a TB Spine Surgery and Liver Transplant. It incorporates the use of cutting-edge technology in driving new and more effective treatments.
The good news is that these hospitals are only a flight or two away from most cities in Africa and The Middle East making them convenient for those who want to get their treatment there. You can get a second opinion from any of these hospitals and get your treatment plan and costing which will help you plan for your treatment. In the case of rare diseases, these hospitals have the latest diagnostic technologies which can be more effective in carrying out diagnosis of even complex rare diseases and from the diagnosis, treatment or management plans can be determined.
Get in touch with IMT today to find a hospital that best suits your needs.